2024 Wings of Hope

June 22, 2024 all-day
Milton Memorial Park

Please join us on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 9am-12pm for our 14th Annual Wings of Hope at Milton Memorial Park!

This is a very special and unique celebration of life that has become an inspiration for many in the community who have been touched by cancer.  This memorable event features a live butterfly release to symbolize the special lives lost to cancer.

As a part of a repertoire of signature events that have become widely known throughout Sussex County, this event is highlighted by the release of beautiful painted lady butterflies in recognition of family, friends, and neighbors whose lives have been impacted by cancer.


Butterflies and t-shirts now available for purchase!



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2024 Wings of Hope Event Details

FREE Family- Friendly Event / Rain or Shine

Event includes:

– A Free “Kids Zone” including Milton’s Clipper Express train rides conducted by Milton Lions Club, face painting, kids crafts & coloring zone, and kids-specific raffles.
– Vendors (Click here to see list of vendors)
– Raffle Basket Auction and 50/50 Raffle
– Butterfly/Pollinator Live Plants to purchase (butterfly bushes, lantana’s, etc.)
– And of course ending with the Live Butterfly release after the reading of all the honoree names

9:00am – Park opens for Wings of Hope. Check in to pick-up your pre-purchased items or make new purchases. Then explore the park to enjoy kids activities, shopping our vendors, entering in raffle auctions and buying native pollinator plants to take home.

10:30am – Wings of Hope Ceremony Begins

11:15am* – Live butterfly distribution (we will distribute the live butterflies at this time during the ceremony)

11:30am* – Reading of the honoree names followed by the Butterfly Release

(*times are approximate)

Tips for the day:
Pre-purchase your butterflies, t-shirts, raffles and 50/50’s now at the link above.

You can make purchases at the event, but quantities may be limited for butterflies and t-shirts. Credit cards will be accepted but cash is always best the day of the event due to potential technical difficulties.

Bring chairs – some seating is available but best to have your own chair if you need one

Bring an umbrella and rain boots. This is a rain or shine event.

Bring water & sunscreen – Hydrate & protect your skin

Bring a non-perishable food item to drop off at the Milton Community Food Pantry vendor table

You are invited to dine at Irish Eyes in Milton from 11am-4pm for a Dine & Donate event. Mention Wings of Hope and Irish Eyes will donate 10% of your food bill back to Cancer Support Community Delaware!